RECAP: Thailand finds 1,907 new Covid-19 domestic infections and 671 confirmed cases in major prisons nationwide with 25 additional deaths in past 24 hours

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Thailand discovered 1,907 new Covid-19 domestic infections and 671 confirmed cases in major prisons nationwide, cumulatively marking a total of 2,636 daily infections, with 25 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, CCSA spokesperson Taweesilp Visanuyothin announced this morning, May 20th.

The fatalities were 18 men and 7 women from Bangkok (11), Pathum Thani (3), Chiang Mai (2), Lampang (1), Lamphun (1), Yasothon (1), Ratchaburi (1), Phetchabun (1), Saraburi (1), Roi Et (1), Nakhon Sri Thammarat (1), and Samut Prakan (1). The age range was between 41 and 94 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, chronic kidney disease, chronic lung disease, heart disease, obesity, past strokes, and cancer. Three of them were reported with no health conditions.

Regarding domestic infections, the first group of 1,602 local infections was discovered in Bangkok. Five of them were reportedly connected to entertainment venues, 66 were connected from community markets and villages, 925 were from being in close contact with confirmed infected patients (many in prisons), and the other 606 infections were connected to other risky places. Other risky places are generally those such as private house parties, drinking circles, workplaces without sufficient social distancing measures like some construction or factories, densely packed communities like migrant workers camps, crowded markets or temples, and similar locations.

The second group includes 395 cases that were reported in Bangkok’s vicinity. 62 were of them was reportedly connected to community markets and villages, 235 were from being close contact with confirmed infected patients, and the other 98 cases were connected to other risky places.

The last group includes 581 domestic infections that were found in other provinces. 17 were reportedly connected to community markets and villages, 262 were from being in close contact with confirmed infected patients (many in prisons), and 302 of them were connected to other risky places. The majority of the group was discovered in Phetchaburi with 124, followed by Nonthaburi with 99, Pathum Thani with 89, and Chonburi with 65.

Bangkok reported a new cluster at a construction worker camp in Bang Phlat district. The city now has 36 active clusters in 25 districts. 23 of them were highly active clusters that mostly were construction worker camps, slum communities, and markets in Huay Kwang, Pratunam, Klong Toei, Silom, etc. All of them are under strict surveillance and proactive approach by the public health authorities.

As of today, 2,268 people fully recovered in the past 24 hours and have been released from field hospitals and quarantine centers. Thailand has now reached a total of 119,585 cases with 76,636 recoveries and a total of 703 deaths since the start of the pandemic. About 62,098 people received their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccination and another 32,373 people received their second shot yesterday, marking a total number of 2,540,116 vaccinated people in Thailand who have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

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